News at ON Language
August 21, 2018 - ON Language Achieves 5-Year Initial Institutional Accreditation with CEA
GAINESVILLE, GA – ON Language, a private, post-secondary English language institution operating programs on the campus of Brenau University, earned the maximum possible five-year initial accreditation from the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) this month.
ON Language is accredited by CEA for the period August 2018 through August 2023 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S.
ON Language established and opened its corporate home in Columbia, South Carolina in 2015. The company opened its Georgia location in 2016, when it began operating on Brenau's historic main campus to serve international students and other English language learners living and working in the Gainesville/Hall County community.
Khalid Ibrahim is President of ON Language and currently acts as the Center Director for the ON Language site in Gainesville. ON Language CEO Lenore Morales presently manages business and compliance for the company’s Gainesville site.
“This decision is expected yet still very exciting,” said Ibrahim.
“Having CEA accreditation will allow us to increase our global reach with our innovative, leadership-based English language instruction,” Morales said.
ON Language offers its flagship intensive English program (IEP) at Brenau in five full-time and three part-time sessions per year. In addition to the IEP, ON Language offers custom courses in English for specific purposes, teacher training, online courses, English language tutoring, and summer camps for high school students.
Business partners and long-time English language teachers and friends Ibrahim and Morales founded their educational company in South Carolina in 2015 with a commitment to quality English language instruction in a global leadership-oriented environment. All ON Language courses and programs include special emphasis on intercultural competence and leadership skills development.
Ibrahim holds a master’s degree in English as a second language (ESL) and applied linguistics from Winston-Salem State University and is nearing completion of a doctoral degree in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) at Anaheim University.
Morales has a TESOL master’s degree from Greensboro College and is in the final stages of a Ph.D. in global leadership and organizational management at Indiana Tech.
A letter from CEA stated that it examines whether an organization such as ON Language provides “student services and programs described in its materials; is student-centered; provides a program that supports its mission; and has the resources, fiscal and human, to assure that students are well served…”
“…The Commission has determined that ON Language meets these requirements and commends the program for its achievement.”
CEA standards “comprise 44 individual standards in 11 standards areas. They were developed initially by a committee that took into consideration the various English language program standards that existed in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia,” according to the agency’s official website.
ON Language offers intensive and custom, face-to-face and online English language instruction for international students, immigrants to the U.S., and business employees. The company operates administrative offices and student services and instruction on the main campus of Brenau University in Gainesville. Interested individuals and organizations may contact ON Language at email@example.com or 770-297-5862, or visit the website at www.onlanguage.net.
Spring 2018: ON Language welcomes TESOL Graduate Student Practical Intern, John McDowell
ON Language was delighted to have John McDowell as the Spring 2018 curriculum development intern as part of the ON Language TESOL Graduate Student Practical Internship program.
John, who is studying in the TESOL master's program at Georgia State University, worked with ON Language President Khalid Ibrahim to research and develop lessons for delivery in the ON Language intensive English program (IEP). John was able to incorporate his ON Language internship work into assignments for his Georgia State applied linguistics course.
In addition to the curriculum development portion of the internship, John also attended the EnglishUSA IEP Mini-Conference in Athens, Georgia for ON Language on February 24. He attended several sessions at the conference, met several IEP-related professionals, and brought valuable information back to ON Language.
"The conference was a blast, and I learned so much," John reported after his day with fellow IEP representatives.
ON Language will continue to offer its TESOL Graduate Student Practical Internships to provide opportunities for developing English language teaching professionals. TESOL interns may work from a distance or at the ON Language location at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia, depending upon the project focus. Visit http://www.onlanguage.net/tesol-graduate-student-practical-internships to learn more and apply!
October 30, 2017: ON Language opens opportunities for learners and sponsors
ON Language now accepts sponsors to provide tuition support for learners. Learners who need tuition support can now request sponsorship within the ON Language application. Sponsorship funds, as available, are applied on a first-come, first-serve basis for accepted students enrolling at ON Language.
Beginning June 2017: ON Language offers TESOL Graduate Student Practical Internships
ON Language unveiled its innovative, flexible, and enriching TESOL Graduate Student Practical Internships in 2017. Graduate students studying in TESOL may apply for face-to-face, distance, or hybrid internships to complement their studies with practical, hands-on experience in English language teaching and program administration in the IEP context.
January 31, 2017: ON Language statement on President Trump's recent executive order
ON Language supports freedom of travel according to U.S. laws already in place and official guidance and application already in practice prior to President Trump's executive order on extreme vetting. ON Language welcomes learners of all nationalities and ethnicities in its programs, and encourages our government to return to welcoming all people of demonstrated goodwill to visit, live in, and travel to and from the U.S. without hindrance or unfair treatment. Further, ON Language provides tuition waivers and discounts for learners who hold refugee status within the United States; learn more at http://www.onlanguage.net/admission/.
Gainesville, GA - October 10, 2016: ON Language President presents at GATESOL conference
Summer 2016 - CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR LEARNERS IN GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA!
Left to right: Thiago Feriani, Teacher Khalid Ibrahim, and Murilo Montemor.
Left to right: Qingyuan Zhu and Teacher Lenore Morales.